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Mystery Video #1
2007-08-12 17:33
by Score Bard

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: to identify the game, players and plays shown in this video:

Comments
2007-08-12 18:11:42
1.   Bob Timmermann
They sure packed 'em in at the Oakland Coliseum in the 1970s.

But get the guy with the white hair OUT OF THE FRAME!!!

2007-08-12 22:21:14
2.   Cliff Corcoran
There's a lot of Reggie Jackson in that. He hits the homer (can tell by the trot), and maybe strikes out later (that's his swing-and-miss and check swing). Otherwise, I can't see nothin'.
2007-08-12 22:25:39
3.   Cliff Corcoran
Watching again, he does strike out. And it's between 1973 and 1975 because the tyke I assume is a young Ken Arneson is wearing a World Champs t-shirt, so that plus Reggie limits it to those three years following Oakland's first championship in 1972. That Reggie homers and Ks, however, aint' gonna help narrow it down too much none.
2007-08-12 22:29:40
4.   Score Bard
OK, I guess YouTube's conversion made the big clue too hard to see. There's a larger 18MB version of this here, for those few of you with the bandwidth and the interest:

http://static.baseballtoaster.com/blogs/humbug/mpg/Mov15.mpg

2007-08-12 22:59:27
5.   Cliff Corcoran
4 Ah, I think I've solved it, but I'll let other's play. If I'm right, that's not Reggie who hit the homer after all (though that is him striking out).
2007-08-12 23:24:59
6.   Bob Timmermann
I believe there's are two future GMs playing in that game. One of whom is still employed.
2007-08-13 19:14:17
7.   Cliff Corcoran
Anyone? Bueller?

Just to correct myself in 3 , young Kenny isn't wearing a World Champs t-shirt, he's clutching what looks like a yearbook to his chest, cover out.

2007-08-13 20:19:59
8.   Peter
I think I figured it out too. If I'm right, that homerun is a three-run shot by the visiting rightfielder.

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